Gunners Trigger Extension Clause In Defender’s Contract

By The Editor
on 9th January 2019

Nacho Monreal will now remain contracted to Arsenal until at least 2020…


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Arsenal have reportedly triggered an extension clause in Nacho Monreal’s contract to extend his deal a further year which will keep the Spaniard tied to us until 2020, ESPN reports.

Monreal was initially¬†among the number of players who’ll see their deals expire in June and was thought to be leading an exodus.

As Unai Emery attempts to create a new-look Arsenal in his image, the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck have been told that they won’t be offered new contracts.

However, in the case of Monreal, the club possessed the option to extend his deal by another year without consulting the player, a clause which is exercised by other clubs.

For example at Manchester United, Anthony Martial and David De Gea’s contracts are initially expiring in June, though the Red Devils can choose to extend their stay for another year.

Monreal has barely featured this term with a hamstring issue bothering him for most of the campaign. The Spaniard has been our most consistent defender since the departure of Bacary Sagna, but farther time seems to be catching up with him.

Sead Kolasinac has covered for him during his absence and while he’s done well at wing-back, the Bosnian is a liability in a back four.

According to ESPN, Arsenal confirmed to them that Monreal was now tied down until 2020.